The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 26, 1891 Page: 1 of 4
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Throu houses on Terrace street
son City wore buried beneath a
slide . . .Another crevasse Ill tho
near New Orleans adds to the dunge
rt . . 1 ...... I.i.n.tn.ul llieilUlllill
! t.tna ..r i..u.ir u'.it... t.iiMi lint nf a lediru o
III U 1 HH1 . . . .Villi llllllllieil v.... ..........
ljmkiiut in. m 1 1 nl ii bv alilimt for the
lli-wt Unix In I'isrlit V. aiH the iroveni
incut rufutwd to allow n"1'! bars to lw
takon for export Tin) jury at I.i!frty
. o.. ivtiirni'd a vurilict tor tin' iii-iiui
ilantH in tho BiilUt auaiiiHt tho Ijithrop
ci-iiHiuliTH ind ire Marr of iNi'W
f li.K.iii.u ..I... i.r...l th.. UTHIlll itirv to ill
vfHtifc'aU) tint kltliiiK of tho lUiiiaii prln
otiiirM t 'hii'iiiro nolico iiiudo tho Aiiuiv
i hlin lnnil ihiwii tho ml flair wlillo
tlii-v wiiiiwi-luhi-atinir tho l'aris Com
niiino Sumluv 'IVnnvKon has wrilU-n
tho world b fniv otlii iulM that ho cannot
promlsf thmii a wnitf thi-y roqurst-
fd. lo l: lviul at tho opi'inti'' of tho tulr
. . . 'i'ho Coloivd 1'roi.s iismkmhUiiii an
winhli'd in 'inciiinatl. Tho pn-nidoiit
in his annual addivH. dcplun-d tho do-
fi-at of tho IxhK'u ami lilair inns
Kditor DtYoiniif has withdi uwn from
tho nu'o fur Hfiiutor in falffuiuia in
favor of ex-CoiiL'Tt-ssmim Foltoti. Sun
lUitioiml I'harL'i-sof brilx ry i" IVlton's
inU'1-ont havo Ixi'ii madt....A motion
for a now trial for l'atrick O'Sullivnii
now Horvliiira I'.fo soiiti-iife in tho Juliet
miiit.-ntiai-i' for tho murder of Ur
Cronin. was suhmitt.'d to tho Illinois
siiuriMiio court Tho irovornor of Arl
zona iined a hill oxemntintr from taxa
tion for twenty years all railroads built
within three veiirs Tho director of
the mint re'fusod Heidelbaek lekle
heimer -f o . and Iji.ard Freivs of
New York. I.IHKI.(KK) ill trold bars for
exsirt. This Is tho lirsl time in eint
veurs that the government has refused
to allow trold bars to 1 taken for ex
port ... .F.x -Secretary ituyard has ex
pressed the opinion' that the I'liitei
States i not liable for indemnity or
reouration In the case of tho Italians
Ivnehed at New Orleans. . . .('oinmiin
der-in-t'hief Veasev issued orders for
tho oliservation of 'the silver miniver
sry of the organization of the tlrand
Arinv of tho Republic it was an
nounced thai the Sherman statute fund
at New York ammounted to :ti;t.'
The California Athletic club will
irive Mitchell the iiufcrilist -.000 for
hi.- defeat of jx ltlaiu-he 1 wo men
were blown to atoms and one w as fatally
and others heriouslv hurt by a mini' ex
plosion near Ashland. 1'a ... At New-
York I.ihki.(ki in (rolil bars was
ordered for shiinnent to Kuroix
I'rooeodinirs to forfeit the charter of
the Standard Oil Company have ix-cn
bei'iin in New York. . . .Tho Nebraska
supreme court has itcculetl tliat hukiiiw
are elmrtive w ith the parent anil not tin1
teacher Rich ancient mines togeth
er with uiU'resluiif arclKiolorical re
mains have lxvn discovered 20 inllct
from Albuiiuerijue. N. M Several
lulsir leaders have boon arresteU on u
chui'tro of conspiracy to extort money
from Kochchlor N .) elollilnir manu
facturers. . . .'J'ne California legislature
has apHiinted committies U investiraU
tho rumors of britxv in connection
with the senatorial contest. . . .The ih-o-
ple w hoso friends are buried in the cem
etery w here the remains oil 'raw ford the
murderer arc interred near I d caliir.
111. . have compelled the removal of his
IkhI v . . . .Rhode Island democrats Humi-
liated the old state ticket ... .Tho levee
at Sunflower I-auiliiiir Miss. broke.and
the crevasse is w idcniii'r. . . .(ion. Miles
lias lieeil granted a 'lo day's leave of
absence and is Hoinr to Mexico. ... mmi.
John W. Fuller who distinguished
himself at Atlanta on the federal side.
died in Toledo. ... I u the K injr-l'oslon
affray at Menphis the coroner rendered
a verict holding Kin;; for prcnii dilated
My KinjT Kalakaua's will Frincess
r.iliokalanl is ileclari'd siwo'ssor to the
Hawaiian throne. .. .Colonel James
Kisiv Sliced a lioti'd southern leader.
died in Chicago aed T.'i ...It is stated
that Conpio.sman l'ayson will succihsI
Judre (.roil as commissioner or t he iren-
oral iand olllce. . . .Conei essman Sprintr-
er of Illinois is 111 at Washington w ith
nervous prostration rt-sniltiny from la
In his sjieech at Cork Mr. l'arnell of-
fered to resign from parliament if Ilealy
would do the same to test the'fcelintf of
the country ... .Mrs. Charles Dimick
w ifo of a Shamokin IV miner has fal-
len heir to the third of an estate valued
ikl i milliou dollars left by her fathi-r
In kiik'land. .. .'llio cases taken to the
suiivme court of the I'uiW Stat4-s to
test the constitutionality of the Mc-Kin-ley
law have Iven potitponeU to the sii--nnd
Monday In Octuhur ...An Inquiry
has shown that tho reent stories of
massacres at Massowah wen? unfounded
tho only Imsis for the retort bi-inij the
execution of a few spies and traitors
.... M i-s Fannie I. linrrett and Miss
Kleanor Knott. Ne--York mil liners were
arrested at N'ev York for trying to
smurj.'le lar'i' quantities of Furo an
llnery claimed as personal ejects.
Great exciu'ineiit prevail.-d last wivk
on the St.H-k Hoard at San Francisco
and some shares maile heavv iulvauc s
on the reHirts of the development of
new ore. The principal stocks to ad-
vance were Consolidat.il California and
Virginia Rest V lk-kher. Mexican
Could A ( urrv. Savaire I'otiwi und
Yellow Jacket William H. llernnon
the former law partner of Abraham
Lincoln died at his home near Spring-
field 111. aired "2 years Thn irross
earnings of the I'nion I'a.'itic Railroait
for January were f.l. I l ..i.o. an increase
of .".4i.uss; net earninjrs $:is.'I3hh
Firo In the opera house block at Joliet.
111. caus.nl a loss of iiOMi: insuitd
foi-.?2H.ooo I'eter A. l'la-.en. convict
ed at New York of w ns kinr the Sixth
National Hank was scntenoeo: to six
years in the enitentiary An ex-
plosion canned by holiday falling into a
jhkiI of water killi-d one man. fatally in-
jured la o and slightly injured six at
l he Creso'iit Steele Works at l'itts-
hurr I- A A. Simpkinson well-
known shH dealers at Cincinnati have
miule an iirnmi.i!i isi'h liabiliti.-n of
alout J4io.ntm The Fnit.-d States
Sal inrs Hank at Togieka Kan. failed.
It is said that t ne asset are We-e....
It Is n'txirt.-d that sand rich with pold
has ls-n disvivei-d near New H-ton.
I.inn county. Mo. . . .A general striken
the union cp makers took place In
New York.""! men truing out. ... In tbr
Jackson wife alxloction ease an F.nglish
OHirt dis-iih-d that a hushand is the
owner of his own wife ... The famous
iAirnna de Tach ranch of 4t.(i acre
in Tulare county. Cal. is rert-d w.lil
for one million doliars to an Kntflish
syndicaU". . . .Fmspcctive Ch.'roke
strip wltlers fear that the proposed
lease of t he I "onca. t smre J "aw nee anil
Otoe reservations to tl.a cattlemen wii;
reult in the latt-r r-raininr jss.iiHi
of the entir-e strip. The re-rai iu;is in
question extend into the strp and tin-
sett U rs say that there will l) nothing
V prevent the ca'tle from making a
grazing jrmund of the whole t miiiion
atnt in the Ktrip.
The Indiana marble and pranit deal-
ers held tl-ir annual meetinfr at the
Indianapolis arid eh-n-tl John Raver of
La'ajette precideut The Texas nen-j
ate passed a bill reeulatln(r express
companies' charges and subjecting the
companies to the control of the railroud
coinmislou. . . . W. 1.. Holler James
Huxstahle aial William Rasnlierry of
Crlttendon county Ark. huve ls-en
lu-qiiittinl of ballot Ikix slutting In tho
Feathertone-Cate contest. This alwut
concludes tho lirosocut'ious In conneo-
Hon with that famous campaign. .. .Tho
Iowa farmers alliance lias organized
with a constitution similar to lliat of
tho Kansas allianiM and w ith tho fol-
lowliiir olllceres: 1'resldunt' J. M.
Joseph; vice president Ilitniol Camp-
Im H: sei'retary Ceoive R. Ijmtf. and
state treasurer T. II. Grlllith. . . . An
unknown steamer ocean hound crashed
Into tho government receiving ship
Vermont lying olT the cob dock nt tho
Ilrooklvn navy yard. The Vermont
was biully damage hut did not sink.
The unknown steamer hurried olT to
sea after tho collision.
Henry Aveling an actor committed
suicide "by taking poison at tho Sturte-
vant House in New York.... The fa-
mous Ijiguna do Taeho ranch in Tulare
county Cal. was sold to an Fngllsli
syndicate for 1.000iHK) In tho case
of Charles Ford sentenced to lie hanged
at Ottawa III. Governor Fifer issued a
reprieve to May U to give his attorney
time to pr"pare a record and apical to
the supremo court. Ford was ono of
the murderers of llavid Mooro. ...
Charles N. Felton was elected senator
by the California legislature Tuesday of
The (lour output nf Miitneaolls for
last week reached i":Mo barrels
against 1 lflHJl barrels the preeooding
wiM-k. A more active market Is report
ed by millers but ;iafeuts nro in slow
request w lillo tinkers grades are sold
up to production... .At New York
Gowan. the Salvation Army man who
is one of the contestants In tho walking
mutch Iiecame suddenly insane and is
now under close surveillance.
Kx-Premior Crispi of Italy threatened
a memls-r of the chnmlior of deputies
with a revolver.
Seventy lives have lieen lost at sea
t:d ten jH'rsims have lieen frozen dur-
ing the recent blizzard over Knglund.
( Jen. von Wuhlorseo visited Rismarck.
This so sixin after Waldersee's confer-
nce w ith the Kaiser has created an
Impression that the Kaiser is ulsnil to
adopt Risinarekiun methods of gov
The Welsh local option bill passed
second reading in the hous. of com-
mons. Five hundred and seventv-six lives
were lost by the sinking of tho steam-
ship 1'topia In Gibraltar.
t hancellor I aprivl has removed the
mhargo placed uixm American cuttle
landed ut Hamburg.
Mauriit! Ilealv M 1'. aec pts Mr.
I'arneU's challenge that lioth reslgu
and pivsent themselves for re-elect ion
In onlcr to test the jsipular w-ntiineut
as to the split.
Communication bv telephone lietweeii
I'uris and London has lx.-n establish
French eixmomistji predict that the
high-tiirilT jxilicy of that country will
not last long.
blue Ixxik just issued shows that
peers in Great Hritain own plmi sin
w hicli inloxicuting drinks nre sold.
The steamer Roxlow Castle has Ix-en
sunk off I'shant. Twentv-two lives were
Mr. Jiu kson win abducted his wife
and w ithshxxl a siege of her relatives.
won his ca.se in court.
A Iindoii syndicate nrgiinied to win
at Monte arlo has had much success.
l'arnell denies that he absented him
self from the house of commons Thiiis-
lay night to visit Mrs. O'Sln-a.
J puriv oi 1 1 1 111 II M geullelnell cou-
templat.-a tour of Knglund anil America
next summer to travel in Hindis) style.
1 "reparations an being mode to estab
lish comruunicat ion by telephone l-twiN-n
Herlin him! Vienna.
It is reixirted in Rerlin that FintH-ror
William Is suffering from mental
troubles and that there is much anuro-
K.-nsiou asto the outcome in court cir-
les. UOIlhy Mn hlulrn Kruiu III. IIimih.
RKTUotT. Mich.. March J4. Josenh
I'errien proprietor of one of the
largest llouring mills in ttoti-oit and
half inilltouaire was calhsl to his
dixir by a stranger lost night withn
esMige purixn ting to come from an in-
Uiuate friend w ho was reixirted as ill
ami desiring Mr. I'erricu's attendance.
Mr. I'errien left his home with the
stranger alxiut 10 o'chx k i-ntering a
oux' with li I in and went away.
At I o clock this morning the I'errien
home dixir bell w lis rung and an enve-
lo' thrust in by u young man. who im
mediately disapixared. The enn-loix.
ontained a cheek fort l.Vlluonii the I'enJ
insula Imnk of which Mr. I'l-rrieu
was vice president and a large stix-k-holder:
a promissory note for j.ooo.
layable in live days and a letter to Mr.
errlell s nephew .Mr. Hest.elhii. lier
advising him to cash the cheek and
negotiate the note or. failing in
llher to raise f l.i.ooo on his own pro-
rtv to )x? )id a a ransom for Mr. I'er
rien who was being held hv wune par
ties whom the letter did not disclose.
The letter apxihted a rendezvous at
w hlell the money might In- paid thi
i he ixiliis were immetliat.-iv put at
woi"k on the can.- but up to II o'clock
this morning th -y had no clue eitln r to
the M-rsons who kidnapped I'errien or
IU HIS pi OWIll IlI'lTHH nils.
Mr. I'urrien is a bachelor fsi years
old and extensively iutei-iM.ted iu 1-
troit's industries and financial institii-
tiois. The h-tter to Mr. Hessidbu. h.-r
stated that Mr. I'errien bad gotten into
trouble w ith a woman and had to pay
the money over without a wind but
this statement is si-outed. Ikith note
and check bore Mr. 1'erricn's genuine
IX-LT A.ked For.
Ixinixix Manh 4. In the house of
commons to-day a dispatch from St.
Johns N". F. was read. 1'he dikpateh
t-aiismitted to the ini'rial gover uncut
the resolutions adopted by the colonial
legislature nsquesting Kuglaml to de-
lay any coercive leislunon until the
.si.ony hmti hn heard in ii iIcm-iim".
The cable message transmits the resolu-
tions in full and is feigned by the presi-
dent of the legislative eouiieil ami the
sjx-aker of the house of assembly of N.-w
routdlaud. Mr. William Henry Smith
tir-st ioi-d of the treasury commenting
iixm the denjwteh. said that it loin bed
umi a q-H-stion nf great imitni-e
and UXn behalf of the government he
tie was unwilling to give a has'y an-
swer. As it was Mr. Smith hail ls n
una Me to confer with his colleague as
the dl-iau h hail only r-n received tfv
day. It was entitled to utmost consid-
eration. ftenator II rar.t'. Will.
SAV FRANny Man h 24 The;
will of the late Senator tns.rge Heurst i
was fil'xi yi-sti-niay for prntit. byh.;
widow Ph he M. Hearst who is made i
sole ex.s-ir.rix. The wiil fates that ;
Senator Hearst risr.gnisi that hi. wifej
is legally erititi.sl to or-a haif of his en- j
tire etU. it tx-ing ail (mmmuiiity pret-1
ertr. and that he alwo'iitelv t-j'i-tl. ;
to fe- the remaining rwe-ha-f.
lYovision is made that if Mra. Hi-itnt
marries aain OT)-ba1f the "' rtis
rerta to her son WUiiam R. liarV
Tho (IM Bonk Full.
l'lltl.ADKI.PHlA March 23. Sensa-
tional rumors affecting the stability of
the hejstoiii) National hunk one of the
oldest u i id regarded as one of the .most
conservative financial Institutions in
this city were verified HiIm morning
w hen the doors of tho concern were
kept closed at the hour for the opff.lng
of business. The biurVs aid up capital
( in the dixir was posted this niorn-
iue the following notioe:
"This bunk is closed by ordor of the
comptroller of tho treasury.
Alter tho closing of tho bank doors
ml mis iou w us denied to all R-rsons.
The closing of tl e bank this morning
was a surprise to most of the depositors
'During the linanclal stringency in the
latter part of last year there were ru
mors infecting the bank's solvency and a
heavy run was niiuie upon It nut tho In
stitution titled over the ruu and was
thought to be- iu good financial condi-
tion. The largest depositor of the bank is
the city of 1'hiladelphla which has a
deposit t here or alxiut $100000
t in- authorized capital ol the bank is
J.mo.ooo and a suritlus of tlOUOUU is
No statement of tho lianl.i liabilities
and ussets is ohliiinuhlc as the officials
d nectors and Hank Fxuinincr Drew ure
at pivsent engaged in consultation with
i-liis. il dixies. It is said that the bank
wii-s closed by the comptroller by reason
of its reserve fund hav lug fallen Ixjlovv
the amount required by the national
The bank has a lino of deposits
amounting to about (1400000 and It is
claimed that it has assets sutllcienl to
meet this amount.
Mr. I.ucey comptroller of the cur-
n in v said to-day that it was by Ills ui
reel ii. n that the national examiner had
taken charge of the KevsUino National
lumk. His action was bused on reisirLs
received from tho examiner and "on
oilier developments." The comptroller
refuses to say anything in regard to the
condition of the liank until after he
heai-s the result of the examination now
rurkfintotl V. Kllit.
Ni:w Oki.kanh March 24. John
RiH-chi. cotton merchant and the most
prominent Italian citizen of New Or
leans announces himself iu favor of the
action of tlie commilteu iturday in
the killing of the Italian prisoners In
tlie parish prison. Rocchi has been a
ivsident of New Orleans for forty years
and Is universully known us the father
of the Italian colony. Of the action of
the mob Mr. Rix-chi said:
"Saturday's tragedy wus indeed a sad
a'T.ur a deplorable occurrence but in
the light of the causes which actuated
the citizens to take tho law in their
hands I cannot do otherwise than ex-
press myself in favor of tho action of
the ciiinmiltis'. This is the fooling
which i entertained by the representa-
tive class of the Italian element
of this city. The execution of these
nu n was u gixxl deliverance to the corn
nii.iiity. The men charged with
tlie assiussluat ion of Sux-rintendent
Hennessey would have met a similar
fate hod they Ix-en Irish German
French or Spanish. The fact that
Italians were implicated in the assassi-
nation ri Meets of course uixm the worthy
and respectable Italian element of this
ciiyasja colony a rcllii-tion which is
unmerited us all fair minded men know.
Ii i- ;-..si-il.le that when the gixxl cla.-r
of Italians living elsewhere who are
now ilenoimeing iu unmeasured terms
the u.-tiou of the committee here learn
tlie true condition of things w hieh made
it imx rative that retribution should lie
meted out to t lie criminals they will
alter their opinions and will join with
the Italian people here iu indorsing the
act ion of t he citizens."
A CoiilMIng- Cashier.
Kansas City Mo.. March 24. Two
weeks ago to-day W. L. Mower a young
man formerly a lxxikkee r tor the .M on
lei- Safe company walked into the Kail
sasCily State lank and told Cashier
t'oppiiigi-r that he wished to os n an
uei ouiit. He i xplaiued that he had
just returned from a trip to Texas and
desired lo transfer to tlie situte bank a
ha ;u ns. which he had in the Ninth Na-
liuiiul lumk of Dallas Tex. Mr. Cop-
pir.ger had known Mower a longtime
Us tlie tHxikkecisT ol the .Musli-r Safe
company and did no' siis.ct him. Mow-
er said that his luilauec in IheDail-is
bank was silts. 7j.
"Are vou sure thu! Is the exact
amount." Inquiris! Mr. Copjunger.
' Yes." 1 plied Mower. "Hut"
milled "just make It '''!" and
handed o er 1 .-."i.
lb; started to leave but Ix-fore
n a.-heil the il.ior it s.-eunsl to ix-cur
Ii i in t hat he w anted a I it tie chan gi
ili-i w a cheek for 1 "ill. w hich Cashier
Coppi ngor instructed the iKiving teller
to cosh. A little w bile later he drew
iiiioth.-r check for sp hich he induced
a friend to cash. Mr. Copplnger began
to siisjss t that mav the young jieii-
iiuiii was working iiiui. He telegrapheil
the Dailas buuk. and was told that Mow-
r had nothing theiv but a protesUsl
chi-ck or two. Meanwhile Mower I u.1
le't tow n accouipunied hv awomari. lie
was tru.-eil to M liuis where the wo-
man left Ii i in. going to a small town iu
Illinois. Thence he went to Chicago
and aft. i w unls to 1 'riuii-tnii. Wis. He
wa ai ti -Mod iu the hist named plnce
Tuesday and come back to Kansas City
w it hunt a risiiisiti'in. Re arrived this
nie- hin;'. and will have a preliminary
hearing to-morrow afternoon.
re. 4. K. JuhiiMin IN'ad.
.rov H. C Mmrh 22.
e'lteial Joseph F. John-mil d icd at II
o'ei.N-k last night at his resideni-e on
v 'nnhecticut avenue
fi ring for the paM
II.- Iiwl lni suf-j
inn- weeks with
n.'-i.'ii oi me ii it-v usi nv
a eoiil he i-aught sixui o'ler general
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iii ii ii s in in i iii luii. i
general did nut suTer in tne le.it ana i
was coiictoii.s to the hist. General
.lohn-sm's nearest living relative is a
sisu r. Mrs. Mitchell who lives in this
city. The funeral servii.es w ill be held
in this city although the day has not
yet lsii tixed uixm. The interment
... S...S II lUI'llll L IS-IH.-l I
i . . . . i-iiii.iu null iu uir iiivnin- ii ris
li timoise. General Johnsou as..il...iii....( i;. . ..
eighty-four years of ago.
ltrrnfr.1 I ntil IfteMtti.
A touching story of marital devotion
unes from H.-sx r. a little village in
h'l.nson county. Not lonir simv Mr.
i Thomas Cxil. a venerable citizen of j)
j Jews was attacked by la gripie ml
j h-n it li-iinii' aptsireiit that tie could
j not re.su er his ai'isl wife fell ill tid
I deciin.-d so rapidly that she died a few
i hotis t fore her huslsnid. They irra
j devi.t.-ii to ca. h either in life and were
I not ii. tid.-d in d.-ath.
SI rmr Si..Ts.
ii-ag-o man has a unique scheme
lora i -xhi'it of a minatnre world at
tin- World's fair to ixvupy 10 acres.
San Kraneisrtt Jews are divided in
Oil si'iii as Vi whether tho Cutrewlu'
aheuid tie i!utilsl on his arrival or
M;s 'arr F- fVwr of Gi.hn. Ind..
fcs at i'ii'-d for a
pi-Bsion oKrin to
1: S - SrVfsi Ml
errfsi as a s..Mlr In the IwlIj-
Ohio as C harhsj Iiewey.
Th Bluudy Society uf Umthaud Its Mur-
der of t hlul lli.lli(.ay.
Vengeance Is the earliest word taught
to the Sicilian. To right what he
deems his wrongs; to correct his griefs
in bhxxl and exact from his enemy a
sanguinary recoiuixmsti of every injury
1.. i...t ..V hiu t..-liiiiiii As uuarrel
arose between this Sicilian and that: as
vengeance was threatened and attempt
ed. friend bound liimseir to irienu iu
snuletv for mutual protection. Thus
one day a day so distant down the
centuries that only the merest w liisiers
of tradition concerning it can ls licaru
was organized tho dark brotherluxxl
of the Malia. As it grew as new
emits fearing some private enemy and
fleeing; from some personal vcnueita
joined it for protection: the Malla s
came on Its own part unu on tnai oi n
members agresslvu. Us earlier xiu
was protection to its niemlxu's and r
ventre nf their wrongs. Its later ao
tliins born of the pride of secur
strength wore of an Initiative sort.
txjk a part In Sicilian politics and ai
one time controlled the island H nan
its orders or councils in Rome on the
mainland and all over Italy. Tho gov
eminent began to fear Hand many were
tho laws and frequent the attempt
extirpate the bloody brotherluxxl of tin
Matin. The only result was u drive it
iu lis meetings and action Into dceix-
obscurity. It did not die but grew am
1 he members of the Mulia were
greatly feared. No one know certainly
that Is no outsider of its ineinlx-rshii
It was the secret of the order this mat
ter of membership and preserved w ith
many dire oaths. To violate the Matin
oath and name a niemlx-r to an oulsid.ii1
was death. This punishment was many
So no one not of the Mafia knew cer
tainly that I'ictro or Juan or Romero
or anyone else w as a Mulia- Rut as
common In such coses it
limes suspected. A man supxsed to
ty was leared
I ho be drunk or
orderly in a wineshop the fact that he
was believed to be or he order was
enough to secure him from arrest
interference. No peace onleer was
anxious to incur the enmity of tin
mysterious but deadly Mulia. They did
not last long 1 hose ollli-ers whom tin
order hated. A durk night a lonely
walk the dull glimmer of a stiletto
and the officer was dead stubbed to tin
heart from Ix-hind.
New Orleans is a composite of all
nations. Among the rest is a colony of
Italians and these dark-nrowed l-.me
gres come tixi mostly Irom Sicily
1' hey are not of the lx-st typos and
frequently have left their country for
their country's gixxl und to the vast dis
advauuige or tlie city or .ew Orleans.
wherein they settle. IJandits and bri
gands for whom a price was offered
condemned felons who escuix-il their
Ixmds; all furtive durk-oved desix-ru-
hx-s with red headgear and brood rings
of brass und gold in their curs these
were the sort who came.
These wolves brought the Malia. Tin
bloody oath was taken and tne roots of
the six-iety Implanted in America.
Aot much was known of the Malia
here. The Italians settled iu i colony
y themselves. There are now some
L'i.ikx) of them. They add to their
anks some H.ouO a year. They have
their churches their ncwsiiuis'i's. their
trading Ixxiths and bazaars separate and
away from the riwtof the x-ople of New
irleans. One may live in their quar
ters and never Hear any language hut
Italian for a month 'fheir frontier is
as clearly established alxiut their xis-
sessions In New Orleans as if it were
marked by law.
New Orleans is not a well governed
it v. K is luzv. slut'irish and dirty as.
I imlced are most communities it torrid
ciwnes. lis ikiuiv iorce is small unu
fur more efficient. It was just the
place for the Malia to flourish and it
did grow and spread and wax strong.
Nor was it idle t-'or this cause or
that reason in the divers years of its
New Orleans existence it has sentenced
and executed over loo men.
The only change from the methixls of
fatherland was the substitution of u
shotgun loaded w ith a handful of slugs
as a wea)xin in phuv ot the ancestral
dagger. The streets of New Orleans
and esx-clally In the Italian quarter
are narrow and vilely lighted ut night.
They present places which would sug-
gest assassination nt a glance. Tic-
hidden killer can here goto work and
unless the veriest bungler be utmost
iertain of safety and success.
So the Matiu throve in New Orleans
and went its blixsly courses. Its victims
were with but two or three exceptions.
Italians or what In New Orleans Is the
same thing. Sicilians. Outsiders did
not complain and Italians did not dar--.
Once they went outside of their own
swarthy nationality and attempted iu
IsOO. the life of the olerk of thecriininal
court. I his would not do 1 lie vulo
tile Americans cared not how many of
their own sort the Matia daggered or
shot but it must keep its blood stained
hands from others. So a mob ol
Americans quickly formed cliai-ced
through the Italiun quarter and killed
some tweiitv-tive or thirty Italians
without much caw or eflort exjx-niled
in the selection.
This was enough. The Mulia con-
eludisl that the assassination of Ameri
cans came tixi high and aliandoned the
busiuess as profitless and costing more
than it came to. 1 hoy kept up a fur
tive shooting and throat-slitting how
ever among themselves with treat
spirit l or tins as was said no om
Then-w as one man in New Orleans.
' an American whom the Matia hut.-d.
This was Davnl C. H. nnessy chief
suix-rinlendent of lxiliee. Ho was :t:
yearsoi age anu iiveu in Aew f Irleans
from chiidlnxxl and had studied thes
J 1 .1 . .... . .
simian uriganus anu oatum ituiiuus a.
no other American had. More than
one crime had ten brought to the
Italian dixir by llav id C. Hennessy and
mom than one son of Kneas 'wears
fettein to-day Ixs-ause of this otliivr.
Among others he raptured thot cele-
iiiiK-u iiniiun outlaw- r.sixisito and
.l.lm 1 ..(. I u. .1. .A .1... .1...... .
I ..... c u . u .ii. . i. i.. ma sitiisequi'iii
j execution. For this among the rest.
fw. ne niiiiieu iiu imifu riy rue .Moiia.
Hut life is not all serene a'nd uniform
among the Italians in New Orleans.
They have th.-ir two factions the 1'in-
vanana and Matraneas Thi-w
i annus. i.r .irf. ixiriion. work as
sU'veilores on the docks and thcsi dix-k
worker areof the two clans nam.il.
Fieqiient are the lights and broils thai
oivur t"tixn inemherw of these two
order. Finally the Matrangas who
are all said to tw niemts-rs of the Maria
la one way or another supplanted the
Pnn anzanos and drove thein from the
Then (Tin a great crime.
I.al spring as a wagon load of
trangan were driving home in
glixim tin y were ambushed by a
of their enemusj armed w ith
s.-veral of the Matrangas were killed
Henm-ssy txik hold of the matter.
Vjt it would seem to the prot.s tion of
The trial was a web of perjury nn
both ides from beginning to end. " The
Provaniauoa who had Ix-tn airct.sl for
bushwhacking the Matrangas were ac-
quitted. 't he Malia attributed It to Chief
Hennesny and his protection. It re-
solved on his death. Heliuessy felt It
coming. He never went home without
On the night of Oetolx-r 30 lH'jn just
as Ills guard had said "Gixni by" und
the chief was turning Into his home a
half dozen guns exphxled a shower of
bullets and slugs sputtered the house
wall all about the chief und he fell to
die of o' er a dozen wounds
"The Ragoe did it!" ho whispered
to a friend who cume .it unco to his aid.
These were the lust words of David O.
Some forty Italians were ut once a-
prehended. A man of the name of
l'eeler saw the Hash of the muskets and
the assassins Hoeing in the darkness.
A shot gun was picked up on the scene.
A isil iceman met several Italians near
tlie place at the time and till in a
breathless hurry. He asked them of
the shooting when they mumbled some-
thing and tied onward.
The evidence did show thut the plot-
ting against Hennessy's life was carried
on among other places at the house of
Scafedi who was wounded while held
in juil by one Thomas DutTv. who at
tempted to kill him through the bars
and the assassins are shown to have
Ix-en concealed iu or near thu house of
Mustero another of the ones held.
which was neai almost next door to
bief llennessy's home.
The evidence as to who did tho kill
ing was very olweure. the only sure
thing lx-ing Chief llennessy's death.
Tho American portion of New Orleans
wus greatly excited and many times
after the arrest of those susix-cted a
riot seemed imminent. A strong senti-
ment against the Italians was formed.
and it even went to the extent of a pro
position to sack the Italian quarters
and run the dark-skinned citizens into
tlie river. A ship having 700 Sicilian
emigrants alxiard was prevented from
limning mem. J lie Americans Hud
more than they wanted of that sort of
cuttle us matters stood.
After the arrest Thomas Duffy a
newspaixu' distributor who was u grcul
udmirerof tlie dead chief of police.
lilierutoly shot one of the prisoners.
Seallidl as the hit ter stixxi lixiking
through the liars of tho jail. ScaMidi
recovered from tin" wound which was
slight the shooting isiint-s to tho
way public opinion Hiinted at the time.
The Italian consul compluined to tho
state department at Washington. Noth
ing came of it ( 'omplaint was made U
Mayor Shukesix.ro of the city but he
did not interfere. So mutters stoinl.
when on St. Vunentiue's day the trial
of the Italians for the murder of Chief
Ilennessy began. The public stixxi
wotehiiig and wailing. It was willing
the hangman should do the work if ho
would but fully determined that the
work should ! done if t lie im-opU; had
.odo it themselves. This is shown bv
what came on after. The trial resulted
in t he acquittal of six and the disa
greement of the jury as to three. This
wu-i enough. The public would stand
no more would wait no further. The
result was the riots in New Orleans
which may bring tlie. city into very bad
pute as a summer or winter residence
Thu Malia is stmng and rich.
tranches ot the lilomly organization
which pnx-eed on t he plan of the
hlnesc highbinders it would seem are
lid too.vi:-t In Chicago und New York.
Those w ho hav e a shady know ledge of
its workings say that when complaint
is made of any one to the order the
barge is conferred to acouneilof throe
w ho hear the matter iu great secr.-sv.
he trio of judges never meet twice In
the same place . Should they ailiuJsro
atb they hire the assassins. They
generally pick poor and ignorant Sicili-
ans who have just landed punt out tlie
uarrytolx- killed and turn them
i'hus indeed was Heimi .-
e of tho
and the arch conspirators oi
them were not near the m-ci
murder at the time at all.
Tli New Orl.-ilii. Muftt-r.
There can lie no doubt that the mob's
ictiins were desix-rate ruffians and
murders. These sneaking und coward-
Sicilians the descendants nf bandits
und assassins who have transported to
this country the law less passions the
uttbroul. practices und the oath-lxiund
societies of their native country are to
us a x.-st without mitigation. Our own
uttlesnakes are us gixxl citizens as
they. Our ow n murderers are men of
filling and nubility conipaivil to them.
hese men of the Mulia killed t hief
liuessy in eir -Ulllstanees of Ix-ellliur
atris'itv. That assassination was a
menace to the iieaee and gissi order of
eitv of New i ii-leans und to every
one of its inhabitants.
( Irderly and law-abiding persons w ill
not pretend that the butchery of the
Italians was either "justifiable or pro
per. J l.ere is no room for argument
alxiut that. Yet while every gixxl
itien will readily assent to the proixi-
ition that this affair is to In- deplored
would !' difficult to find anyone indi-
idual who would confess privately he
jilores it very much. That is l.-cau-e
umaii nature in some resin-ets has
iis-n but slightly luoili'ieil since the
ivsof savagery by civilization and
iiuiual jurisprudence and "ri-sH- r
r the coiislub.V's s'a T." ."ew York
The San Francisco Fxaniiner savs-
"The massacre of the inipriso-.i-d .Tirrr..
l-rsof the Malia is not a tlit-ig that can
lie defended in cold hliKx!. The volun-t.s-r
executioners can hardly think of
their work with sa . action. The
right to legal trial is reduced to
inix'kery if v e say t nut the trial miint
have only line outcome and that the
verdict uf acquittal can mean nothing
more than a sulistitute of tho lvnchrrj
for the sheriff."
The Chronicle say.; "Lynch law is
always to In- deplored and csx-eia!lv in
an old M'ttled community like New-
Orleans but if the vigilant vengeance
is ever defensible it certainly whs in
the case of the lxsiplc of the
The Call says: "This particular jury
may have Ixxn lived but the fact wiil
have to U vt ry clearly established by
indisputable ev idenc U-fi re the 'lea.!-
irg citi-ns' will 1 ju-tifisl in taking
of the law- into their ow n luiml
is a d uigeroiis ex ix'rimcnt."
t'l.h In I . s Tri-iiur; I i-h. I.t. 1811.
lid.! in I Hul inn f w? v: stiv
sniribir.l .liv. r .i.1 nr. anl l.iiilinu.. ;tl'l sa svi
l-'riirO-.iiil sliv t-r i-i.iu lx J-.-t L.'.l
Tm.l.-d-.l rs f. -.'7 M7
sim l . I ni A t'uPl.tn xct July H ) '.. ss i ;i
I'. S ii-'l.-s. V H. ii.-les i-i k.s
Krm ' . .Tin! i iim iii y
il.tl.l i-. 1 1 "-ntH. .' ii r
siii.-r i-ml.. 3 -s
"iirrt Iti'i i-i-rl.'M ;ii. iiAi.i
f ft . Nl J-i !.. 3 Tie -Jul
htiMists. i '..-i-.s m.l nip -t.s jiai.l . Ii....
lru.-r.-si .n l. i.mi. j v...
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1h-i...Us Iu Liitii.uul t anks v-f IH'J
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111 sT. IV.
1 r .surer.
The new Rraziiian tnnstitution pro-
vides that the iMiigress of the n pnhlio
sna.i not oeeiar-e war against any
nation until arbitraii.in has
tempted w.thout smvwt.
Nifiini fcklng Anvug-.
New Yukk March 25. Chief In-
sjxscUir Ryruus fully realizes the neces-
sity at this time of curbing the revenge-
ful spirit of the Italian colonists of this
city and preventing exhibitions of too
much uggressl veni'ss over the recent ep-
isixlo ut New Orleans. The poorer elaos
ofltulians Is considerably excited over
what they regard as a l.ih handed out-
rage and an outbreak may occur at any
Detective Sergeants Perezzo and
Sissarro of the Central ollli-e have been
unremitting in their lulxjrs among the
Italians during the past week. They
have sueeeedeii iu locating the where-
abouts of two of the leaders of the
Maliaof New Orleans who arrived iu
this city on Friday last. The names of
these men are Luigl Contcnari and
Antonio Muleschl. The men are being
shallowed by Byrnes' men who have
orders that at the first sight of any
attempt to incite their countrymen the
two are lo Ik) arrested and lauded at
the Mulberry street headquarters.
Already the agents of the Matia are
at work among the iiiemlx-rs of the fra-
. 1. .. I .11. . ; . . . .1 .....
lei niiy iu una cny. rv-verai seorei
meetings were fcehl yesterday ill differ
ent parts of the city but owing to the
Inspector s forethought and discretion
in assigning members of the police force
who are conversant with the Italian
la.iguage he Miicieeded in having a
trusted agent in disguise at each gath-
ering and to-day he is iu possession of a
knowledge of the complete proceed i n;zs
that were carried on at each meeting.
Considerable bx'culation has Ixaeii In-
dulged in regarding the objectof the
v isit of the two emissaries from New
Orleans. Various theories have been
advanced but the Idea that prevails
generally is that they have been com-
missioned to select certain members of
the New York branch to visit the Cres-
cent city for the purxe of beginninif
the work of vengeance.
In Htter Culidltlon Ttmii Krported.
Tiipkka. March ii. The railroad
commissioners have made their first
tour of examination in the ten Kansas
counties fur which money was appro-
priated to purchase seed grain. Judge
Green visited Phillips Norton and De-
catur counties; Judge Authouy.JChey-
nne und Rawlins; and Judge Hum-
phrey Kllis ligaii Wallace Graham
Sheridan and Thomas. It is estimated
that 20000 bushels of spring seed wheat
w ill supply those w ho stand in the most
urgent need. There were Ho applica-
tions for aid to Judge Humphrey at
Hays City in Kllis county. After an
examination Judge Humphrey found
only twenty who were in need of help
front the state. One man w ho applied
owned two sections of lund had MOO
acres of growing w heat lived ill a tine
house and ltd mi I led owning two stal-
lions worth .1000.
Gralium S ward and Meade counties
remain to lx visited. The couniRssiou-
ers declai-e that the s-iiple are iu a
much better condition than they were
reMirted to he. "We found some very
(sxir peoiile" said Judge Green "who
stixxi badly in ms-d of aid but the st.iek
is in gixxl condition and most of the
fanners appear to lx? doing well I was
surprised to lind so much groin and oth-
er supplies in the country."
Fix-Governor Anthony stated that in
the counties which he visited the
wheat had gotten into the hands o!
money lenders who were demanding
their xiunds of flesh. These men fur-
nish the farmers with seisl wheat under
a contract Inch obligates the farmer
to give one-third of his crop iu pay-
ment. Hn Trunli.il hi. FrieuiL fort Mni-h.
.i:vv 1 1 iiik .March i imcial au
nounceiiient was made lute
that the Washington bank at No 1
Hrouilwiiy would not 0x-u its doors to
morrow-. The bank resources have lieen
loaned out to two friends and the dis-
covery of its condition wits by the clear-
ing house examiner. As sixin us the
announcement of the discovery w a
made President Sherman who has
Usui in charge of the bank was pros-
trut.xl but recovered sufficiently to in-
form the diii-ctors that he had fx-en tixj
lilx-rol in loaning money to his friends
Two accounts have Ixeu discovered
that '-xit up l21.noo thut aisj probably
total losses. One is for 70. 110. secured
by xir and worthless collateral and
tiie other a draft for tCili.ooo on John
Silva. which has Ix-en cashed by the
president and "hung on a luxik." Tt ia
said that Mr. Silvu bos promised to
make this draft gixxl to-morrow. The
bonk hud a capital st.x-k of t:joo.ooo und
dex.sitsof i.oii.ii. Dirts-tor Tiling-
ham said "The liouk w ill not open tie
morrow. It will lx- placed In the hands
of Hunk Kxuiuiner Hepburn und most
probably wound up. 1 um 'positive that
every dexisitor will lxi paid in full."
(litve Away l-'raiii-lil.t..
Oklahoma City okla. March 21
The city council w hose term of office
will expire in a few days mode a record
for itself last night by grunting water
works street railway and gas franchises
for Oklahoma Citv. The fortunate
recipient of this lavish disposal of citv
rights is .1. H. Thompson of Pine Bluff.
Ark. who claims to represent nil
eastern si udicate of 20ooooo capital.
Mr. Thompson was required to deposit
a In mil of i'iil as a guarantee that
work I'll the water works would tie cotn-ineni-cd
within thirty days according
to the plans and sxs-i!ications sub-
mitted. The putting iu of the plant
will require an an exN-nditure of m-
ooo. Th At-tur's Funeral
N'KW York- March 25. Lawrence
Barivtt's funeral scry ices were iiui-
ducted this morning in one of the par-
lors of the Windsor hotel by Rev.
Thomas Sherman and wen- of the
simplest character consisting only of
prayers for the dead. Alxiut fifty (x-r-
Mins were present during tho serv ices.
which htst.-d just ten minutes and after
their I'loM the Ixxly of the comedian
was at once taken to the Grand Central
d. it. where it was placed in a funeral
ear of the New Haven railroad fcr Hus-
ton. The remains were mssimtiaiiied by
a liiunixT of prominent actors and
friends of the disvascd.
Kansas City. Mo. March 2.1. The
Star's Jefferson City sptvial says: The
senate transa.-t.sl ismsiderable wurk
this morning but the house did not try
to do anything. The express bills
wore defeatist in the senate. The repe
res ntative appropriation bill was a'"n
defeated. Julian's bill in regard to tho
sei -vice of writs was paused in the sen-
ate: also the hill exempting from taxa-
tion forty or more lots of unplatted
ground in citii-s.
Th Chicago Mayerally
Ciili Ano MaiH-h 21. At the regular
demiK-ratie city convention. Saturday
Mayor t t-egier was renominated:
(rtxirge W.-iss. a wealthy brewer
iiam.sl for city treasurer: Jacob Kern
for city attorney and James C. Strain
for city clerk. The loo delegates who
i.!ted the convention and met else-
where noniinat.xl Carter H. Harrison
for mayor. The chairman of the bolt-
ers rleelartxl that Crieger had used the
jTolli-e to defeat the Harrison delegates
at the primaries.
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